Tuesday 27th September 2016

Frampton     The ringtail HEN HARRIER again this afternoon showing well from the canal towpath at Splatt Bridge. Also a two Hobbies, a Kestrel, a Buzzard and three Curlews.  (Nigel Cramp/Pete Wright/Paul Rich/Martin Greenish).

WWT Slimbridge     The adult SPOONBILL on the Top New Piece at 8am today viewed from Holden Tower, but not for long again. (Slimbridge Sightings).

Eastington     A juvenile HONEY BUZZARD flew over at 9:30am chased by Jackdaws. (Nick Goatman).

Northleach     Seven Red Kites over the A40 at 3pm. (Michael I King).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Two Stonechats and two Whinchats today. (Ian Hull).Five Mute Swans, 20 Canada Geese, 75 Teal, three Wigeon, ten Shovelers, 15 Mallards, a Grey Heron, five Coots, 37 Lapwings; a Ruff, five Snipe, four Swallows S, 15 Meadow Pipits, five Chiffchaffs and two Reed Buntings. (Mike Smart).

Leigh Meadows     Two Little Egrets, a Snipe, a Kingfisher, c40 House Martins and ten Swallows around cattle, 45 Meadow Pipits, a Grey Wagtail and three Reed Buntings today. (Mike Smart).

Cobney Meadows    33 Mallards, 30 Swallows, 20 House Martins and a Chiffchaff calling today. (Mike Smart).

Forest of Dean      At Lower Lydbrook Swallows and House Martins, two Mistle Thrushes and a Raven. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Symonds Yat     At Yat Rock the Peregrine pair, four Ravens, five Buzzards, a female Goshawk, three Jays, a Tawny Owl calling, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, eight Fallow Deer a Hornet and a Red Admiral butterfly. (Chris & Phil Andrews).

Nailsworth     A count between 5:35 pm and 7:pm resulted in 2840+ House Martins and 2280+ Swallows flying S, with many more low-flying birds passing by unrecorded hidden by trees. (Terry Grant).

Lower Lode     This morning two Mute Swans, six Canada Geese, three Mandarins (2 m, 1 f),  16 Mallards, seven Cormorants, a Grey Heron, a Great Crested Grebe, seven Coots and eight Golden Plovers flew SE. (Les Brown).

Ashleworth Ham     This morning c220 Canada Geese, 12 Greylags, a male Wigeon, 28 Teal, 17 Mallards and two Nuthatches. (Les Brown).

Gloucester     A Common Tern over the Gloucester Canal at SO 81431 15616 off of the Bristol Road at 10:25am then flew off down the canal towards Elmore. (Michael Cook).

Hardwicke     Five Jays and a Green Woodpecker in an Oak tree at SO 80701 12518 at 2pm and five Linnets on waste ground nearby at SO 80766 12398. (Michael Cook).

Winchcombe    A juvenile Green Woodpecker in the garden today. (Peter Rodgers). Pic by Peter. green-woodpecker-270916


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